Dotcom Systems Shortlisted for SLT 01Awards

It’s a great initiative by Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT) to come up with SLT Zero One Awards to recognize digital excellence of institutions, individuals and brands for achievements by leveraging digital technologies.

Dotcom Systems (PVT) Ltd have been shortlisted for Best Digital enabled product/ service.

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How to stay on budget while creating a great website

A great website is much more than something that looks pretty. In reality, a website has to be pleasing to the eyes while being functional and also capable of generating valuable leads. This is why website owners have to pay special attention into how their website budget is utilized. Ideally, a tight budget should not be a problem to create a website with all the right features.

1. Choose a simple design

Complicated designs are expensive for many reasons. If you intend to create a graphic rich site with videos and animations, it’s most likely that your budget will be considerably stretched. In addition, busy designs with too much graphics are not always friendly towards slower internet connections. Therefore, it’s best to settle on simple designs that aren’t overcrowded with too many graphics. They are cheaper to design while being friendly to generating traffic.

2. Choose the right platform

With a massive choice for website platforms, you can make your pick without much hassle. However, the difficult part is to pick a platform that you are comfortable with using. Not every one of us is a web developer and it’s important to settle on a platform that allows you to make changes without having to write code. Platforms such as WordPress is well known to allow website owners to update blogs, images and content on other pages without having to rely on a developer.

3. Optimise your site before completion

What most website owners neglect at the website design stage is search engine optimisation. Unless a website is properly optimised from the start, it could be rather costly to make changes later on. Most SEO services providers will request you to add more content to a website, add Alt tags to images as well as to add keyword rich titles and descriptions. This is why you need to do bit of research and to add SEO friendly elements at the designing stage.

You don’t necessarily have to skimp on any important elements on your website to stick to the budget. Instead, you can simply omit the unnecessary elements to create a fully functional website with all the right features and facilities. Choosing an affordable website design company who will also offer a great website with on page SEO setup will help you get established faster and cheaper.

Dotcom Systems Welcomes German Photographer

We are extremely delighted to welcome expert German photographer Felix Steck in Sri Lanka.

Felix Steck is to start covering hotels and resorts with his expertise and experience in photography.

While it is still a new trend with Google street view, the see inside feature of Google is very much likely to catch up soon in Sri Lanka.

There are few novice companies in Sri Lanka, who claim to be authorized partners of Google in Sri Lanka and have gone to the extent of even publishing on digital and print media. For the best of my knowledge, currently Dotcom Systems Pvt Ltd is the first and only Google Trusted photographers from Sri Lanka as per Google’s listing for Trusted Photographers. They are the pioneers in Google Street view and have been involved in Google related businesses such as Google local business since 2012. Dotcom systems have worked with many Hotels and Resorts in Sri Lanka with a professional portfolio of clients including Maalu Maalu resorts, Aliya Resorts (Which also was selected from Sri Lanka and featured in a recent Google meet up in Singapore) and 98 Acres Resorts & Spa.

Dotcom Systems Team Avant Premiere AVPR

I hope Felix Steck and professionals of Dotcom Systems if worked together could be a great strength and add more value to the local businesses in Sri Lanka.

Sancharaka Udawa 2016 (Sri Lanka’s Only Tourism Fair)

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It is yet another edition of the Sancharaka Udawa 2016 (Sri Lanka’s Only Tourism Fair) on May 27 to 29 2016 at the Sirimavo Bandaranaike Memorial Exhibition Centre (BMICH) from 10am to 8pm each day.

It’s an ideal event to witness some of the best of Travel and Tourism showcased by leading tour operators and hotels and resorts in Sri Lanka.

The exhibition will be held in collaboration with the 50 years celebration of Sri Lanka Tourism. There will be many stalls related Travel and Tourism in Sri Lanka.

Google Street view in Sri Lanka

The long awaited Google Street view for Sri Lanka is finally here. Google maps have been a very effective and useful tool for most Sri Lankan’s, like other developed countries we have been using the maps for various reasons from giving someone directions, finding the easiest route to a destination or checking the traffic of a particular road (Google recently added this feature which is available on android and ios).

As Google continues to make life easier, the Google see inside feature on SERPs (Search Engine Results Page) is an ideal platform for business to showcase their property whether its a hotel, resort or showroom. The Google see inside enables you to virtually go inside a property such as a hotel or resort and have a 360 degree view of the property and navigate around. Now that we even have the Google Street view, the 360 virtual tour via the See inside link is very useful for hotels & resorts where potential guests get to see the rooms and views they would be getting when they visit. Invite customers in with indoor Street View of your business on Google Search and Google Maps.

Google See Inside 98 acres resort

The pioneers of introducing 360 virtual tours and Google see inside in Sri Lanka, Dotcom Systems have been on the forefront by assisting many businesses to enhance their visibility on Google Maps. Despite many other companies which pretend to be Google in Sri Lanka, Dotcom Systems is the first and only company in Sri Lanka which is listed on Google for trusted photographers.